GPAR invites its members to get involved in the Association by serving on a committee. Committee involvement is a great way to network with other members, help shape the direction of the Association and contribute as a leader. Our committee descriptions are listed below. Are you interested in joining a GPAR committee? Please reach out to Donna LePera at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Affiliate Committee is composed of affiliate members who work in the Philadelphia real estate industry, but not as a REALTOR®. This committee is focused on creating networking and business development opportunities for the entire membership of GPAR.
The Diversity Committee works to promote equal opportunity in housing and diversity within the real estate industry. They identify the concerns and needs of minority GPAR members and assist in the development of actions to address those concerns and needs. The committee also promotes changes in real estate business practices to reflect Philadelphia’s cultural diversity.
The Executive Committee conducts the affairs of GPAR in accordance with the policies and instructions of the Board of Directors. They recommend new policies, changes in policy, or rescission of existing policies of GPAR to the board. The Executive Committee is composed of the President, serving as Committee Chair; Vice President; Treasurer; and Immediate Past President.
Government Affairs Committee
The Government Affairs Committee is composed of experienced GPAR members who understand the local legislative process, and how public policy can impact the real estate industry. This committee works closely with our Government Affairs Director to determine the key legislative priorities and how to most effectively advocate on behalf of the Association.
The Grievance Committee reviews ethics complaints and arbitration requests to determine if, taken as true on their face, could constitute a violation of the Code of Ethics. The Grievance Committee will refer the complaint to the Professional Standards Committee for a hearing by an ethics or arbitration hearing panel. Committee members must complete an annual training requirement.
The Horizons Committee is the strategic thinking arm of GPAR. It was established to generate questions, identify industry issues, trends and concerns and recommend items to be added to GPAR’s Strategic Plan.
Professional Standards Committee
The Professional Standards Committee hold hearings and makes decisions on matters involving ethics complaints and arbitration requests. The committee makes recommendations to the Board of Directors on matters relating to ethics violations of the Code of Ethics. Committee members must complete an annual training requirement.
REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC)
The REALTOR® Political Action Committee promotes participation in RPAC by GPAR membership. The committee develops and organizes fundraising goals and creates activities to encourage investment in RPAC. Additionally, they help members understand the value of participation and its impact on advancing issues that are important to the real estate community.
Young Professional Network Committee (YPN)
The Young Professional Network Committee works to empower and develop new REALTORS® in Philadelphia. YPN provides a way for our newest members to network and learn from one another, through both social events and education aimed at helping them enhance their real estate prowess and increase their survivability in a highly competitive industry. The committee also encourages participation in other committees on both the local and state level and involvement in policy discussions and advocacy.